Obviously, the Browns did meet any of those requirements with one win in two seasons and head coach Hue Jackson entering his third year. He was also the subject of "Next Level: Behind Baker", a web-series documentary that followed him during his preparation for the NFL Draft.
Among the storylines expected to dominate the Browns' preseason is the play of rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, the Heisman Trophy victor, who was chosen by Cleveland with the first overall pick in the National Football League draft.
Browns to be featured on HBO's "Hard Knocks " Eds: APNewsNow.
It will be the first time the Browns, who finished 0-16 a year ago under coach Hue Jackson, will appear on the series, which is airing for the 13th time.
The report states that the official announcement will be made Thursday afternoon.
Cleveland is the 13th franchise to participate in "Hard Knocks", which began in 2001 with the Baltimore Ravens.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were featured on last year's show. Dorsey has been busy remolding Cleveland's roster since arriving in December and is now comfortable the team is in a better position to handle any distractions.
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